From PwC Deals
Overall, US deal value for the quarter barely budged year-on-year, with the $335B total almost identical to the $334B in Q1 2016. But deal volume jumped noticeably by 14% compared to this time last year. That’s a difference of around 450 deals.
Megadeals worth $5B or more dipped, though. The value and volume of those are down by 29% and 44% respectively. This was offset somewhat by increases in middle market deals (transactions with a value of less than $1B), with value up 10% and volume up 14%.
While the trends in megadeals and middle market are important, the overall deal volume increase in Q1 2017 compared to Q1 2016 is an indicator of a market holding steady.
Brian Levy, US Deals Industry Leader, looks at current activity and ahead in our Q1 blog. Be sure to read our full sector reports below for more detailed findings within each industry.
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